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Festival of Wreaths

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is hoping to raise funds to help support our programs and services. Preston Park Retirement Residence is excited to host the Festival of Wreaths November 21 -28, 2017. Adorn your door with one of our beautiful home made wreaths! Proceeds will support the Saskatoon Council On Aging, a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dignity, health and independence of older adults. Preston Park is at 114 Armistice Way.

A week of holiday cheer to get you in the decorating spirit…
Tuesday, November 21: Sneak Peak Open House and advance bidding begins, Chase the Ace Draw
Wednesday, November 22: DIY Wreath and Door Swag Design with professional designer
Thursday, November 23: Silver White Winters display
Friday, November 24: Door Bells and Sleigh Bells display with crisp apple strudel
Saturday, November 25: Holiday Door Swag Display
Sunday, November 26: Balloon Wreath Winning, pop for prizes
Monday, November 27: Wreath wrap up – last chance to pre-purchase your favorite wreath
Tuesday, November 28: Merry Mix & Mingler – Live auction, raffle, entertainment and more!

Do not miss the sneak peek preview open house on November 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m., providing attendees with the first opportunity to view this year’s wreath designs, purchase or advance bid on your favorites, place your holiday wishes in the wishing well, enjoy cookies and sugar rimmed cocktails! Your invitation to the preview party is complimentary. Further information is available at the Preston Park Market Mall kiosk, The Saskatoon Council on Aging or call us directly at 306-933-0515. Don’t wait, RSVP preferred for any of the events and be inspired by creative door decor. Home made baking will be served.

Charity Garage Sale

Annual Garage Sale and BBQ on Friday, May 26th, 2017, from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
Location: d3h Office, 1139 – 8th Street East

This is a fundraiser with 100% of the funds going to the d3h Children’s Foundation. They are also looking for donations of new and gently used items to sell at this event.

Furniture, household items and clothing. Accepting donations at the d3h Office at 1139 – 8th Street East (between McKinnon and Munroe), Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm up to the day of the garage sale.

Music for the GUT

MUSIC For The GUT ‘7’
7th Annual Concerts for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada!

Jordie Hughton & 50 Friends – 2 Different Performances! – The Best Variety Shows in Saskatoon!
Thursday, August 24 and Saturday Aug 26 – Cornerstone Church (315 Lenore Drive) – 7:00 pm.
$25 Single Ticket – $40 COMBO Ticket (Thurs AND Sat) at:
– McNally Robinson
– Saskatoon Academy of Music (629 1st Ave N)
$30 at church Door concert nights.

306-384-4502
www.MusicfortheGut.com

City Wide Food Drive

Spring is here, which means the annual City Wide Food Drive in support of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is just around the corner.

i. Watch your mailbox for a City Wide Food Drive donation bag at the end of April
ii. Fill your bag with nutritious donations
iii. Place on your door step before 10 am on Saturday, May 6th!
iv. Volunteers will come to your doorstep collecting donations between 10 am and 2 pm
v. If your bag is mistakenly missed, please bring it to your nearest grocery store collection bin
vi. For more information visit: www.saskatoonfoodbank.org

Facebook event page

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is currently seeing over 21,000 people every month, 44% of whom are children. Our annual City Wide Food Drive is essential in helping us fill our shelves as we head into summer, a time when child hunger increases when access to school meal programs ends. We greatly appreciate your effort to help us spread this information around our city.

Telling Stories & Storytelling

Today, strong literacy skills are more important than ever! To ensure our programs are available at no-cost to those that need them most, we are pleased to announce READ Saskatoon is the recipient of funds raised by a very exciting upcoming event.

Join four Saskatchewan authors for a rousing evening of telling stories and storytelling. Harold Johnson, Candace Savage, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Bill Waiser will read from their work, along with several READ Saskatoon clients who have their own stories to tell. Shelagh Rogers, the CBC’s The Next Chapter host, will oversee this celebration of literacy and the power of the written word.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue
More information by clicking here
Buy tickets by clicking here

Special Guest Host: Shelagh Rogers of CBC’s The Next Chapter
Musician: Eekwol

Walk For Alzheimer’s

Walk For Alzheimer’s fundraiser presented by Investor’s Group is happening this spring on Thurs June 1 at the Amphitheatre, River Landing Park.
Great family event with lots of things for the kids to do! Register online in advance at www.walkforalzheimersSK.ca.
Join us for this fun evening event and walk in memory of a loved one, in support of people affected by the disease or to protect the memories you have.
For more info contact Angela at 306-949-4141 or aklaassen@alzheimer.sk.ca.
Registration 6:00pm
Walk 6:30-7:30pm

Turn your Bike into a Playground!

Starting your spring cleaning? Kids getting too big for their bikes?
Save your older and unused bikes and donate them to the Brunskill School Playground Fundraiser!

Have an old bike? Donate your old bikes and bring them to the Brunskill School gym on Friday May 26, 2017, 3:30 – 8:00 pm

Need a new-to-you bike?
Come to the Used Bike Sale in Brunskill School gym on Saturday, May 27, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bikes sold as is. Popcorn for sale too!

Get a tax receipt for your purchase of a bike! Cash, cheque and credit card (Visa, MasterCard) accepted. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Brunskill School Playground fundraiser. (Any unsold bikes at the end of the sale will be donated to Bridge City Bicycle Co-op)

Additional donations to the School Playground can be made at the bike sale or on-line at Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Questions? Email brunskillvolunteers@gmail.com

Read Saskatoon Golf Tournament

Our 2016 PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy is just around the corner! We hope you can join us.

Held at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, a full slate of golfers from all around our community play a Texas Scramble, and enjoy our Awards Dinner where we recognize our famous (and infamous!) golfers and people who bring literacy to life.

Price: $200 per golfer ($800 per team)

· It’s our 10th PGI!
· Monday, August 29, 2016
· Saskatoon Golf and Country Club – 865 Cartwright Street West, Saskatoon, SK
· 9:00 registration, light breakfast & networking
· 10:00 tee time
· 4:15 banquet and awards
· Early bird deadline Wednesday June 15 noon. Enter a team to win our infamous PGI VIP experience: decked out theme golf carts, specialty lunch, extra snacks and beverages.
· we welcome Lindsay Knight, aka Eekwol, as our 2016 Poet Laureate
· Register to golf by clicking here
· Sponsorship opportunities still available
· Stay tuned for our 2016 theme announcement. Easiest way to do this is make sure you are receiving our enews updates
· All money raised ensures free adult family and financial literacy programming throughout our community

Website

Riversdale Community Association Fundraiser

8th Annual Soup & Silent Auction
Featuring soups from local restaurants and silent auction items from local businesses

Saturday April 30, 4pm – 7pm
St. Thomas Wesley United Church (808 20th Street East)
Lower hall

Five dollars buys all the soup you can eat!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The money you spend goes right back into the community!

Riversdale Community Association

Varsity View Lofty Goals Dinner

Varsity View Lofty Goals Dinner
VVCA Annual Fundraising Social
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Doors Open at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30
at Louis Loft in Memorial Union Building, University of Saskatchewan Campus
Italian buffet theme: Meal choices – Parmesan chicken and Beef lasagna OR Vegetarian lasagna
Tickets, $40 each
Door Prizes, Silent auction.
All proceeds to Varsity View projects for the betterment of our community.

Contact your local VVCA Board member for tickets or email varsityviewca@gmail.com.

Girls Rock Camp: All Grown Up!

Girls Rock Saskatoon is pleased to announce our first-ever Girls Rock Camp: All Grown Up! If you’re a grown-up who’s always wanted to learn an instrument and be in a band, this is the weekend for you. Girls Rock Camp: All Grown Up is a fundraiser in support of our kids’ camps taking place in July, 2016.

Applications will be available here starting March 6 and accepted until March 10.

Who: any woman, trans, two-spirit, or gender-non-conforming adult aged 19 and up who wants to learn an instrument and collaborate with a band.

What: a weekend-long mini-camp where participants will receive lessons in drums, guitar, bass, or keys, form a band, write a song, and perform for their fans! Registration fees are $275, and registration for the event takes place from March 6-10 at www.girlsrocksaskatoon.ca. If you’d like to participate but the registration fees will present a barrier for you, please let us know when you register. No previous musical experience is required to participate! All instruments and supplies will be provided.

Where: Queen’s House of Retreats, 601 Taylor St W, Saskatoon, SK. This is an accessible facility. The Showcase Concert will take place at Amigos Cantina.

When: April 22nd-24th, 2016.
The daily schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 22nd from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm with an optional social to follow
Sunday, April 24th from 11:00 – 4:00. The Showcase will take place April 24th at 8:30 pm.

Meals will be provided during the weekend. Participation in the full weekend is essential, so please keep your schedule clear!

If you have questions about any of the information above, please contact us at programming@girlsrocksaskatoon.ca.

The Big Shred: May 2016

On Saturday, May 7 from 9 am – 12 noon, attend ‘The Big Shred’ in the parking lot of McClure United Church at 4025 Taylor St. (at McKercher)!

Protect against personal identity theft and watch as your old papers go into the Shred-It company truck’s shredder! Quickly destroy old bank and utility statements, tax returns (2008 and earlier), old files, outdated documents, books, magazines, etc.

The service is by donation (suggested $10 per paper box, or $5 per shopping bag) to assist the McClure Place Foundation in paying down the mortgage at Amy McClure House, a seniors’ care home. Help your family and yourself by removing that unwanted . . . yet personal paper!